Attacks like this are rare and hard for software security to handle. Even wiping your harddrive and reinstalling software will not fix them.
Dell has introduced this new tool which makes a copy of the clean BIOS which is kept in the cloud, and compares it with snapshot with the machine's BIOS every time it boots. If something's been hacked or messed with it can be flagged up.
This allows the admin to be notified of the problem, and the system reverted to the clean BIOS. Dell wants to automate the entire process, but at the moment it still needs to be done manually.
Dell is making the system optional, and will cost extra for users. It will be available on Dell's Precision and OptiPlex models, along with XPS PCs and Venue Pro tablets.